Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Promise Book Review


About the Book

Mallory's search for happiness leads her to a faraway place. There she finds heartache, betrayal--and danger.

Mallory Hammond is determined that no one will stand in the way of her goal--to save a life. She had that chance years ago, and she failed to take it, leaving her adrift and in search of the real meaning of her life. Finally, she meets a man online from a volatile corner of the world who offers her the chance to find that purpose. But she will have to leave everyone she loves behind in order to take it.

Tate Webber has loved Mallory for many years. He understands that Mallory will never be happy with him until her deepest heart's desire is satisfied. When Mallory decides to travel across the world to fulfi ll her dreams, Tate begs her not to go but tries to give her the space she needs. Mallory embarks on her dangerous journey only to discover how swiftly and easily promises can be broken. And Mallory can only pray that she will make it out alive.

Inspired by actual events, The Promise is a riveting love story that asks the question: how far will we go for love? (Goodreads)

My Review

This book was not at all what I was expecting. Granted, I hadn't read the back cover until it arrived in my mailbox. This book was really refreshing because it's unique and also based on a true story. It's not a typical cliché romance and actually held a bit of suspense as Mallory is held captive and the reader has no idea what might happen. Honestly, I didn't see much of the romance in the book aside from the fact that people wanted Mallory to come home alive.
The only thing that irked me a bit is that her boyfriend at the start had a long conversation about faith and Muslim vs. Christianity. While I understand this is a real story, I was disappointed to see Christianity displayed as such a judgmental faith.

In any case, this book takes you right into a suspenseful story of a woman who makes a decision and tries to survive.

"I received this book from Litfuse for free in exchange for an honest review."

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